Re: [nbos] [FM8] Printing Tip
"richard leclercq"
Tue Aug 14th, 2007
My experience is:
Trial and error, mostly error.

The problem is not with the FM software, but in the Printer firmware or
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Oliva" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 5:22 AM
Subject: [nbos] [FM8] Printing Tip

> I've tested the following situation (I can't quite call it a problem, much
> less a bug.) on a variety of HP printers including color lasers, B&W
> lasers and a color ink jet and found the result to be universal, so I'm
> assuming it will apply to everyone. It's probably also known to those
> who've been using FM for a longer time, although I've found it to be both
> non-intuitive and not clearly discussed in the large PDF manual.
> I spent quite a bit of time making a test map with various line styles and
> various thicknesses for borders, rivers, roads and the like. On the
> screen, I got exactly the desired result, but I wasted a lot of color
> laser toner before I finally got the same result on paper. No matter what
> line thickness I chose, I always got thin, sometimes barely visible lines
> on paper.
> The solution I found is in the menu options Objects/Line Style and then
> clicking the check box "Draw as Scaled Line." One also must set s
> specific scale width in miles, but what that will be depends entirely on
> the length and width of the map in miles.
> In the large PDF manual, this process is not described under printing but
> rather on Pages 24 and 25, where menu options for the main menu option
> "Objects" are described.
> A caution: I played around a bit with FM7 but never learned it. I jumped
> in only with FM8. Its newness will tell you that I'm no veteran user.
> There may be a much better way to deal with this issue. It could be that
> it doesn't have to be an issue at all. If so, someone else will have to
> clear that up. This is the only successful path to the desired result
> that I've been able to find, but it may not be the last word.
> Mark Oliva
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